GoogleEarthing #92

Use Google Earth to find the image below somewhere on the face of the Earth. When you find it, tell us using the comment feature.

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Puzzle Solved by: Adriaan
Location: Port Hardy, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
50 43 11 N, 127 27 36 W

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37 Responses to “GoogleEarthing #92”

  1. This better not be another Russian site!

    Alan ;)

  2. I really hope not…
    What could be in the tanks? Oil? Water?

  3. I don’t remember, but I’m pretty sure it’s not in Russia.


  4. I just checked and this image is still current.


  5. It will take a hardy old soul to find this. It probably will take some working together amongst you - remember, no man is an island.


  6. “No man is an island, entire of itself
    every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main
    if a clod be washed away by the sea,
    Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were,
    as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were
    any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind
    and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls
    it tolls for thee.

    – John Donne”

    Hmmm, lots of meat in that one. The possibilities are almost…. global!!!


  7. Not in the Shetlands or Orkneys. Nor the Black Isle - which isn’t an island, but a peninsula. Perhaps Brad is suggesting a peninsula.

    As for “hardy old soul”, Google doesn’t help. :/ How about Thomas Hardy, or the Hardy Boys?



  8. I can’t say the hint(s) makes it any easier, but it is certainly more intriguing.
    ‘Working together’, ‘no man is an island’ -> something to do with team, group, cooperation? Team is a river in England…
    As for ‘Hardy old soul’; there are just too many associations.

  9. Though “no man is an island”, an island is a Man! But this solution is not the Isle of Man.

    Any other ideas?


  10. ‘Hardy old soul’…’Island’
    How about ‘The old man and the sea’? Cuba is an island…

  11. On a whim, I checked Guantanamo Bay. Nope.


  12. Amazing, the clues one can find in a thrift shop. I’ve been inspired! I’ll let you know how successful I am.

  13. I decided to check filming locations, but the resolution in CA is too high for this one. So, back to the story locations.

  14. I’m just being curious: what clue did you find in the thrift shop?

  15. A video. A classic. Haven’t seen it.

    From a book. A classic. Haven’t read it.

    If my Donne quote is relevant, then I’m on to something. Otherwise, I’ll be about as successful as Napoleon in Russia.


    PS I want some more time with this line of searching, then I’ll share more.

  16. Okay, Adriaan, you’re doing such a fantastic job — here’s the premise I’m working on…

    “For Whom the Bell Tolls” by Hemingway. Made into a movie in 1943 (a video for this is what I saw at the thrift shop).

    Filmed in various California locales, the setting is Spain (north of Madrid) during the Spanish Civil War.

    I’ve looked through specific areas mentioned in the book (in Castile y Leon), to no avail. Currently looking through Galicia, then on to Asturias, Cantabria, and Basque country. So, if you could refrain from those provinces for a bit (to give me a head-start), that would be appreciated. ;)

    I doubt it’s Catalonia, as the resolution there is too high, but I’ve been known to be wrong before.


  17. I’m sorry; I didn’t mean to be inappropriate by asking for your leads on this puzzle. I interpreted your comment form december 7th wrongly and thought you were done with the clue you found in the thriftshop.
    As for my thoughts on this one: I’m still trying to get my head around Brad’s hint. In the meantime I have been searching the (west)coast of Alaska, with no result (yet).

  18. You weren’t inappropriate - no need to apologize. You’re doing so well right now, so go for it if you think I’m on to something.


  19. You know… since I just started today, you should at leats tell me what country this is in.

  20. For the most part, we all suffer equally around here — though Brad was helpful to me once, many years ago. There’s something mildly addictive about this game.


  21. i believe ya

  22. Alan:
    Mildly addictive?? I think you’re understating :-)

  23. Anybody else still searching for this one (and/or the other two unsolved ones)?

  24. I check this site daily, but sadly have not searched for months. :(

  25. Thank God that I’m not the only one that visits here daily…..

    Have spent most of my searching time on #111, although less and less recently. Would be lovely to have some new puzzles, but I fear Mr Farquar is a busy man….

  26. Well, that makes three of us, daily visitors. I’m still searching on and off for all three unsolved puzzles, but mainly for #92. Sometimes for an hour or so, but mostly just 10, 15 minutes. I just wish Brad hadn’t given that ‘hint’; I can’t get any clue from it, but it gets in the way of ‘unbiased’ seeking.

  27. “Well, that makes three of us, daily visitors.”

    Oh dear, does that make us the Three Stooges? ;)

  28. So who’s Curly? :-)

  29. “So who’s Curly?”

    Unless Kenwyn is a billiard ball, it’s between you and me, bro!

  30. Ha ha. Not yet! Although if I keep playing this damned game it might be sooner rather than later!

  31. lol
    Yeah, its a game you love to hate, or the other way around.
    But I can’t let it go. Maybe it’s time to join forces and “work together”? Though I haven’t got a clue how that would work…

  32. First guess: Isle of Man — quickly written off.

    Second guess: Spain (probably northern) — lots that I haven’t checked.

    Third guess: On a peninsula in Europe (heck, the whole continent is a peninsula) — maybe northern/Scandinavia. Anyway, close-ish to ocean.

    Fourth guess: Brad is evil! ;)

  33. That’s funny: I never had the feeling this is in Europe. Still betting on Canada, still searching there too. I try to ignore this whole ‘no-man-is-an-island’ thing. It only gets in the way.

  34. Yes yes yes!!
    Merry Christmas! The more the merrier now that I found this one… And my apologies to Brad; his hint couldn’t have been more clear. How on earth (…) I didn’t pick up on it, I’ll never know.
    But anyways: here it is:

    Port Hardy, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
    50 43 11 N, 127 27 36 W

  35. Congratulations once again. Hats off…

    I was so close on this one, and was searching the surrounding islands on Christmas Eve. I got hung up on a more literal translation and was looking at all the “islands named after men” in the area. (I was looking at Malcolm island, about 10 miles east, just 2 days ago).

    Unfortunately I then got sidetracked when I found a little known movie called “No man is an Island” set on Guam, and wasted the rest of the day searching there……

    Onwards to #111 and #104 then.

  36. Kenwyn, if its any consilation: I’ve searched on Vancouver Island several times too in the last months. Even came as close as Fort Rupert. I didn’t search the section where Port Hardy is because I thought its color-tone was to light. But evidently the satellite image has changed a little since Brad put the picture up.

  37. Doh!

    Congrats, Adriaan.

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